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Joplin Woman Honors Vets

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Inside a Joplin home sits Barbara Summers. With a passion for arts and crafts  since the age of six, she wanted to use her talents for another purpose. 

 "I hope I can put a smile on their faces," said Summers

For months she's been making and sending thank you cards to veterans. 

So far she's made more than 500. 

"You know the people that have been injured trying to protect us. You see those in your mind hoping they get to hold one of our cards," said Summers. 

The cards are sent to Veterans Affairs  hospitals around the country.  Summers joined forces with the Silver Star Families of America. The organization supports wounded soldiers and veterans of the military. 

And although at times it's a sacrifice in her own home, she feels it's the right thing to do. 

"It takes money, it takes time, and sometimes time away from family," said Summers. 

"I think its ok because she's taking time away from us to give time for more people," said 10 year-old  son, Andrew Summers. 

Her son Andrew is one of her biggest fans. 

"I think it's amazing that she's respecting (veterans)  every day of the year instead of just one day," says Andrew. 

Summers says, "They are our veterans' everyday not just on Veteran's Day. We should show them we care and we appreciate what they have done for our country."

If you would like to help  Barbara Summers you can contact her via email at: crazyblondscrapper@live.com

For more information about Silver Star Families of America:click here

 

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